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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 65,599 People

    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    So the neighbors are partyin again,

    wonder if i should join dont wanna be depressed inside my house when theres a party just 10 feet away lol.
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    juliarosee juliarosee 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    People like to feel like they're going through

    the hardest time. That they're singled out. That they're the only ones experiencing a specific emotion. That no one can understand. But that's not always the case. On occasion, I read posts from this group. Call me a hypocrite if you must; but I always feel like these people are...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 75 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    There is no such thing

    as a functional family. Agree?
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Sometimes I wonder why I'm

    even on this earth, I mean nothing to anyone. I literally sit at home depressed while everyone else is out having fun. No one ask me to do anything.. It's so depressing. Sometimes I want people to feel bad for me just for once. To see if they actually care.
    feelings101 feelings101 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I can't do this anymore.

    If you actually care, message me. I desperately need a friend. Please, please help. I'm trying to stay strong, but I don't think I can do this alone anymore.
    SkinnyIsPerfect SkinnyIsPerfect 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Starting January 1st,

    2015 I'm going to try and change my life around, going to beat this depression if its the last thing I do. I'm actually going to put in the effort to change myself and not just wait for it to happen. I'm gonna start working out again, I'll start wearing glasses (around the...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've been battling my depression

    for about 8 years. I was put on medication about two years ago. The first med didn't help so I stopped it. I thought I was to where I could handle my depression without meds, I was wrong. My doc put me on a different med and it helps. There are days I forget to take it (like...
    tallchick003 tallchick003 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses Jul 17

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    Does anyone else get the blues this time of

    year ? I hate the holidays cuz everyone else is having fun n im just at home , gunna be a boring new years lol... Again xD
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28

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    I wish I was five again.

    With absolutely no worries. No worries about weight, what other people think, grades, friends, expectations, etc. I didn't care what my family did, I would just be too busy being happy. I didn't have to rely on one person to keep me alive. I just easily kept myself alive. I...
    Greenvines123 Greenvines123 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I get annoyed when people think

    that it's simple to just stop being depressed. It's not. Here's an interesting playlist of TED talks about depression. http://www.ted.com/playlists/175/the_struggle_of_mental_health
    lukeskywalker89 lukeskywalker89 22-25, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 16 Responses Oct 31

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    I want to be in a normal relationship.

    It's so hard now. If you've been sexually abused, is this normal? I freak out every time a boy gets too close, and it's embarrassing. I want to be in a cute relationship but take it slow (for my sake) but now a days everyone goes way too fast for me and I can't handle that. I...
    juliarosee juliarosee 13-15, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    So basically I know I'm going to have a bad Xmas

    because of my family knows I smoke and cut and other stuff so... What do I do? Should I stay at home away from oppression, suspicion and absolute knowledge that they know I'm never going to be employed or go and pretend to be happy hoping one day I'll die in a bus crash or...
    Callistowed Callistowed 16-17, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Had a pretty good day today felt pretty happy

    and alright all day no bad thoughts of suicide so I'm doing better
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Sarahex Sarahex 31-35, F 15 Responses 1 day ago

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    Idk if this is the right place to post this.

    . But whatever.. Right now I'm crying because I know I don't belong anywhere.. My family issues show I don't belong here or there.. The only time I feel like I belong anywhere is when I'm with him but he lives so far.. My depression is just kicking in and I don't wanna tell him...
    crazycatlady11 crazycatlady11 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I'm really down in the dumps tonight,

    I've got no one to go to, I'm having some bad thoughts, and I just need someone to talk to right now.
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    These suicidal thoughts strike again

    after all these years. It just reminds me of the worst period of my life and makes me want to give up on everything. I know I got many things to live for but so much more things to die for; so can I die please? Can I die for all these things that cause me pain? That make me...
    NoxiousUnicorn NoxiousUnicorn 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    feelings101 feelings101 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 26 Responses Jun 16

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    I have been cyberbullied cause of a stupid

    mistake i made and somtimes i live my own hell in school and home and so sometimes i wish i would start fresh again and be happy again.
    kevin678 kevin678 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Does anybody else hate themselves

    for spreading nothing but melancholy?
    Sicknconfused Sicknconfused 26-30, F 1 Response 6 mins ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Rahoorahoo Rahoorahoo 18-21, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I am not too bad but find it hard to cope with

    seeing people this year, quite a few people to see. I see some, not all. I cannot motivate myself to see everyone. who knows what I mean?